Is the Mediterranean diet good for mental health?

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Can the Mediterranean diet boost mental as well as physical health? A new study would suggest so.

It’s a familiar story. You are confronted with a range of diets when you seek information on how to improve your health by changing your eating habits.  Some have scientific backing, others don’t. Some are based on the sensible consumption of wholefoods, others just concentrate on a fad “new” ingredient. Many of these are touted as the “next big thing” in wellness and weight loss, though most are eventually discredited as scientific studies reveal how lacking they really are. It’s more than annoying, as the hype that surrounds the false, money-spinning diets obscures the effectiveness of those that do work.

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Episode 2 Season 2 — The Square Metre Garden

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Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 2 on whole foods in the home. This week The Real Food Chain’s co-hosts Rich Bowden and Jon Moore take the show on the road to a favourite coffee shop — The Mad Season Cafe in Bathurst, in the Central West of NSW. There we chat about Jon’s own concept of the no-dig-inspired Square Metre Garden and how this updated method of gardening based on traditional organic and permaculture principles is easy to do in your backyard. Have an abundance of veggies this summer on a square metre of your backyard!  Continue reading “Episode 2 Season 2 — The Square Metre Garden”

Season 1 Episode 3 Fermenting foods supplementary show

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Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 1 on Fermenting Foods. This show is the first in our supplementary series where co-hosts Rich Bowden and Jon Moore discuss topics of interest raised in a previous interview. This show we talk about the issues raised by fermenting food advocate and health food adept Susan Goodwin.

Listen as Jon talks about the history of fermenting foods, why it has played such a big part in our culture and the availability of knowledge about fermenting techniques.

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“It’s like the difference between [shop-bought white bread] and homemade sourdough. It’s real food.”

 

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Margaret’s Easy Peasy Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Nothing beats the warmth and taste of a wonderful pumpkin soup. But the preparation can be fiddly, particularly time taken over the peeling of the pumpkin. Not a problem says guest author Margaret Paton — freelance writer, teacher and organic gardener, who gives us a few ideas on how to cook this wonderful recipe easily and quickly, with definitely no compromise on flavour, and with a few time-saving tips thrown in!

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Jerusalem artichokes for chips like you’ve never tasted them before

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Ever thought of cooking with Jerusalem artichokes? Guest author Margaret Paton — freelance writer, teacher and organic gardener — discusses the taste sensation of chips made from this relative of the sunflower and how easy and healthy it is to cook yourself up a batch. Continue reading “Jerusalem artichokes for chips like you’ve never tasted them before”